ROWING: Northwich rowers represent region

4:53pm Friday 25th April 2014

By Andrew Simpson

FIVE crews from Northwich Rowing Club have been picked to represent the North West at this weekend’s Junior Inter-Regional Regatta.

They are rewarded for their performance on the River Weaver during last month’s time trial.

George Lawton races in an MJ16 single scull, while Greg Murphy, Rhys Coffey, Matthew Radford, Lawrence Williams and cox Tom Swithenbank compete in an MJ15 coxed four.

Amelia Berry and Hannah Cooney were fastest in a WJ15 double scull at Runcorn, but the latter’s injury since means she will be replaced by Beth Wilford-Dutton.

Northwich also send a coxed four in both the MJ16 and WJ16 classes.

An MJ16 quad from Grange School Rowing Club, made up of Callum Begg, Ben Holt, Matthew Strickland-Baker and James Darbyshire, are part of the North West team too.

The annual regatta pits each of British Rowing’s 10 regions against each other, with the Thames division split into three.

After timed heats over a 1,500m course at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham, the six fastest boats progress to the final.

In 2013 Thames Upriver won all three trophies on offer – overall, boys and girls – with the North West runner-up in each category.

Racing starts tomorrow at 9.30am.

Junior Inter-Regional Regatta
National Water Sports Centre
Holme Pierrepoint
Saturday, April 26

Entries (selected Grange School and Northwich crews only)
WJ15 double scull
Northwich (Amelia Berry, Beth Wilford-Dutton)

MJ15 coxed four
Northwich (Greg Murphy, Rhys Coffey, Matthew Radford, Lawrence Williams and cox Tom Swithenbank)

MJ16 single scull
Northwich (George Lawton)

MJ16 quad
Grange School (Callum Begg, Ben Holt, Matthew Strickland-Baker, James Darbyshire)

MJ16 coxed four
Northwich (George Crouchley, Thomas Porter, Josh Almond, Alexander Hine and cox Jack Hudson

WJ16 coxed four
Northwich (Callie Bloodworth, India Trigg, Abigail Davies, Victoria Gardner and cox Lydia Dickinson)

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